If Shah Rukh Khan is called Bollywood’s King, should Salman Khan settle for the industry’s ‘bhai’ tag? At least, going by the money his films have made on the box office this year, it’s only fair that he’s given a bigger title. In 2015, Salman’s films have done almost the unthinkable: earning more than Rs 500 crore in one calendar year. The super success of Khan’s latest film Prem Ratan Dhan Payo has ensured his entry into this elite club.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted about the film’s business so far and said that PRDP has already gathered more than Rs 200 cr by November 23.
#PremRatanDhanPayo is nearing ₹ 200 cr [Week 2] Fri 5.50 cr, Sat 6.70 cr, Sun 8.20 cr. Total: ₹ 193.22 cr. Hindi version. India biz.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) November 23, 2015
#PremRatanDhanPayo Overseas total: $ 13.04 million [₹ 86.57 cr]. SUPERB!— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) November 23, 2015
Earlier, Salman’s Bajrangi Bhaijaan set the cash registers on fire and earned more than Rs 310 crore in its active run time. Together, these films make him the most bankable actor at the box office.
However, Aamir Khan’s PK is still the highest grossing Hindi film ever: It raked in a phenomenal Rs 338 crore in the domestic markets. Overall, it garnered more than Rs 500 cr worldwide.